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What was your fasting blood glucose? (full on chat)

Discussion in 'General Chat' started by UserABC2021, Apr 24, 2019.

  1. gennepher

    gennepher Type 2 · Expert

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    Thanks @jjraak

    I was that creeped out from that nurse link from the scan that I froze completely for a few minutes...

    Progress will be made. What progress may be another matter, but something will happen....
     
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  2. ianpspurs

    ianpspurs Type 2 (in remission!) · Master

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    Just how much woodworking have you been doing @alf_Josiah? (Wickes have a sale on paint - oh, deep, deep joy:arghh::arghh::arghh:) I forgot to ask about your neck and remind y'all bins are lined up tonight. Yes sir, sir.
     
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  3. lindisfel

    lindisfel · Well-Known Member

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    All nurse led practices are supposed to have immediate reference to a remote GP with the expertise to give over the phone advice to the nurse. That is the only way they get away with it.

    How many cancers get missed and subsequent deaths occur is any bodies guess?
    I reckon it must be an extension of triage if one were to put it crudely.

    The local hospital does it, whilst I can I would much sooner go all the way to Newcastle.

    D.
     
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  4. ianpspurs

    ianpspurs Type 2 (in remission!) · Master

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    If anyone can @gennepher can. Is your area very remote or "challenging?" The GP recruitment issue is somewhat puzzling.
     
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  5. gennepher

    gennepher Type 2 · Expert

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    That was why @ianpspurs I copied and pasted that NHS statement on the GP etc issue, because I have told many people the last few years, and I am pretty certain many have not believed me, and certainly not over the doctorless surgery. It has been like I have been hitting my head against a brick wall trying to get people to listen what is going on in my surgery, and in others' surgeries. All I got what everyone has a right/is entitled to a GP. Rights and entitlement to something doesn't mean you can get them.

    My area is not even remotely remote, nor challenging (as far as I know). I won't say my exact town name, but it is about 8 miles from Chester, in Wales. So just over the border from England. The area is called Deeside, and according to Wiki

    "Deeside is the name given to a predominantly industrial conurbation of towns and villages in Flintshire and Cheshire on the Wales-England border lying on the canalised stretch of the River Dee that flows from neighbouring Chester into the Dee Estuary."

    There is all kinds of industry here. I can see the steelworks from my bungalow. I can see the Oakenholt Paper Mill, I can see other industry, I can see the power station that produces electricity and all the pylons from it. The Flintshire Bridge runs by the Power Station. Then not far another way there is the cement works. Airbus is less than 5 miles from me, Hawarden Airport. Then there is all kinds of housing, from old terraced houses from when my town was a a busy port with a thriving ship-building industry in late Victorian times, to more modern housing over the years.

    Deeside is an industrial conurbation of 50,000 in 2014. I cannot find more recent figures.

    So we are not remote, we are highly industrialised and we are quite highly populated.
     
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  6. lindisfel

    lindisfel · Well-Known Member

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    Not puzzling Ian,
    GPs are c.10 years in the making after school. They have to be part funded by Government and University fees wont pay it all by a long way.

    Who cut the Health Service funding and didnt increase Medical school funding before Doris?

    Not all doctors want to be GPs, the pressure is tremendous.
    Of course they are reasonably well paid but they all want a life as well nowadays.

    It was mad when my daughter trained, the hours in a week on duty during their hospital work were ridiculously long.

    D.
     
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  7. lindisfel

    lindisfel · Well-Known Member

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    Many a holiday we've crossed the Wirral, gone over Queensferry and gone up into the Welsh hills to Bala as the next toilet stop on our way to Cardigan bay and Newgale in Pembrokeshire. Great hols when the family was young.
    I remember your bit well.

    D.
     
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  8. gennepher

    gennepher Type 2 · Expert

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    @lindisfel I love the Blue Bridge, the bascule bridge in Queensferry. I remember that from being a small child, and RAF Sealand, which was still active when I was a child, but defence cuts meant it was sold off for housing and industrial units mid 2000's. There was a spitfire gate guardian then, as well as the sentries who I am sure carried rifles back then.
     
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  9. gennepher

    gennepher Type 2 · Expert

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    I am not in a mood for much today. Just taken one photo of his Lordship who is patrolling the garden. And all I want to do now is sleep...

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  10. lindisfel

    lindisfel · Well-Known Member

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    Hi gennepher,
    You can tell he's an old man, I bet he was a bonnie cat when he was young.
    D.
     
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  11. gennepher

    gennepher Type 2 · Expert

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    According to the cat chart @lindisfel 29 years old makes him 132 human years!
    He looks in better nick than some 20 year old cats!
    He is hunched over a bit now.
    Popeye says Miaow...
     
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  12. lindisfel

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    It says a lot for the way you have looked after him. You can't even call him Moses, he was only 120 when he died! ;) D
     
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  13. geefull

    geefull Type 2 (in remission!) · Well-Known Member

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    good evening all :)

    4.5 today

    shopping day, out we went early to pick up the stuff, took Mum's share over to her ( ice cream included) and she informed us that mr gee's cousin phoned this morning and he and his wife are coming to stay with her on Sunday for a few days :banghead: now we need another shopping list :hilarious:

    At least the emptying of the general rubbish (aka 'stinky') bin went to schedule :D

    Hope your day is treating you kindly :)

    @dunelm - zoom must be a boon with your parents living so far away :) I'm enjoying your sketches of Roseberry Topping, they have such a nice sense of distance :)

    @gennepher - I remember the spitfire gate guardian too :)
    I'm sending a gold star for your grit and a big hug for the miserable circumstances, I hope you can move things forward :) Popeye is definitely a handsome older gent and that's a nice portrait of him today ;)

    art bit - another abstract landscape inspired by the works of Robert Roth :) I like the way he simplifies and uses colour. I think it will do me good to use a more varied colour palette sometimes.

    Painted on Bockingford CP paper, I know it's not cotton paper but I do like the way it handles


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  14. gennepher

    gennepher Type 2 · Expert

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    Thanks @geefull
    I will do my best. And thanks for the gold star!
    Popeye says Meeeooow!

    I like Bockingford too :)
    And I like this abstract landscape very much.
    Trying different colours is a good exercise.
    Brilliant!
     
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  15. jjraak

    jjraak Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Hello FBG FC

    Still riding those 6's

    Been busy of late, work / life / family, but caught up with all post ( I hope)

    Belated birthday wishes @dunelm for mum,
    So get the video call dad....mum would chat forever, dad was more like yours .

    Hug for the neck @alf_Josiah , hope it's improving.

    And ignore @ianpspurs ..pretty sure you aren't the cause of the timber shortage. :hilarious:


    Outrageous stuff @gennepher , as said

    I hint of our future, sadly.

    Enjoying the paintings @geefull


    Awake at silly o'clock

    Mind whirring

    Interesting week

    Sunday: scooter handling oddly, should have checked tyre pressure, but it's a shortish commute & back :rolleyes:

    Anyway, riding home handling abysmal,..yep deflating tyre

    Get to petrol station hoping to inflate enough to get it home to arrange fix

    Aghh air pump doesn't fit rear valve :banghead:

    Lost what little air was left :banghead::banghead::banghead:


    Cue asking others if they have pump in car boot.
    Lots of help & advise..but no joy
    (My pump fits, hence surprise at garage )

    Simple choice
    Park up, rough part of town, hope it's all there next day.
    Or somehow get it home

    Got it home...eventually :rolleyes:

    Too late/too tired to sort.
    Motorbike at friends, car lent to nephew for staycation south coast
    Piaggio, ignored, unloved and won't start :sorry:

    So it's the Covid express to work

    2 tubes, one overground
    Get connections, it's 30 odd mins
    Miss and it's an hour plus

    Most masked, most distancing.:)

    Matey who decided to sit one next to me, on a train with plenty of free seat, ...couldn't handle wearing a mask...ok.
    But the almost shouting down the phone .not ok :bag:

    Rude or not, I had to move.
    He got a lot quieter . coincidence..who knows

    Today;
    Tackle scooter
    Anti puncture goop, gets tyre successfully inflated, plan is to book into garage for repair/ new tyre .

    Decide Piaggio needs a little TLC

    Get it running,. Take for spin

    Forgot how much I enjoy how it feels & handles
    Honda is like a super fast bar stool.
    Piaggio feels more like a goldwing in comparison.

    Think I'll purchase the company COC sheet that qualifies it under the ULEZ scheme, so I can keep using it .

    To charge battery and check all works ok, a quick circuit of the block/s

    First circuit....
    Amazon van in front of me as we approach junction

    At junction, friver Puts van in reverse...and keeps coming ,.........at pace :wideyed:

    Unable to move out of way in time .
    He collides with me.

    Cue shouts, scraping of bike under van, heated discussion with driver .#*****

    Calm returns,

    scrapes.. a few, nothing seemingly broken and nothing that can't be fixed reasonably easily,
    So I thought

    Oil spilled on floor and dribbling from bike...mmhh

    Particulars exchanged.
    Scooter starts and rides ok

    However, airbox, now dripping oil :wideyed:
    First thought was it just over flowed
    Now concerned crack in casing behind it :arghh:

    Will have to look at some point soon

    Hope I'm wrong, cos then it's onto insurance etc & possible write off :rolleyes:


    Insurance companies..mmhh

    Many years back, I Followed a car out as it cleared a junction, only for them to realise they wanted left turn rather then straight on , so of course they simply reversed, into me.

    No cams back then (and none today obv :rolleyes:)

    Insurance made it 50/50 because they lied ..ho hum

    And the wide awake ..?
    Laurens face when I told her :wideyed:

    It was a simple thing, no one hurt, but her shocked face ..:sorry:
    (Tip to self. Next time stay stumm.)

    Then add in she had bad headache tonight, sore throat feels like a cold coming ..:watching:
    Now I'm awake, throat sore, feels like a cold coming. LFT incoming at dawn..

    Of course we still all gets colds etc. But it does set you on edge with the worry.

    Enjoy the coming day.:)


    I'm off to catch up on some zzz's ;)
     
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  16. dunelm

    dunelm Type 2 (in remission!) · Expert

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    Thank you @geefull and yes, using zoom has been good keeping families in touch, Ah! Shopping lists, I always make a list - and tend to stick to it. Wonderful abstract landscape from you, great colours in there.
     
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  17. dunelm

    dunelm Type 2 (in remission!) · Expert

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    Glad you are OK after the reversing incident - yep, they lie, dash cam on scooter/bike?
     
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  18. gennepher

    gennepher Type 2 · Expert

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    Oh blinking heck @jjraak
    Lots of gentle hugs
    Poor bike
    Poor you
    All the gentle hugs I can send...

    By the way I don't get colds any more, not since I had the cochlear implant in 2008. Before I had the implant I had plenty of colds. But the hospital gave me a series of injections before I had the implant, in order to protect it. I asked the nurse what the injections were for, and she said it is to stop you getting colds to protect the implant. J was with me then, and I said afterwards what did that nurse say? And J said the injections were so you didn't get any more colds. So he corroborated what I had lipread from the nurse. Some time later I saw one of the cochlear team, and I asked if the injections prevented colds. Of course not she said, you misunderstood. J who was behind her raised his eyebrows, he knew what the nurse had said when she gave me the injections...

    But I have not had a cold, nor flu since 2008, so for 13 years cold and flu free.

    Consequently I cannot even remotely imagine what you or Lauren must be feeling (thinking is this Covid etc) when you get a cold beginning, or get a cold. That would really send me spiralling down.

    So all the hugs and good wishes I can send you.

    Take care.
     
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    Krystyna23040 Type 2 (in remission!) · Well-Known Member

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    4.7 this morning. Early dog walk as they have to be at the dog groomers at 9am. Archie loves a 'wash and brush-up ' but Poppy is not so keen.
     
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  20. dunelm

    dunelm Type 2 (in remission!) · Expert

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    Good morning everyone from another day on the spinning ball of randomness here in the dark and dangerous north.
    The wonder wheel of home made low carb bread bacon and cheese toastie with an egg on top came in at 5.4 this am.

    A pleasant walk through the park and then along the beach yesterday in the sunshine, late breakfast in a cafe overlooking the sea and then a bit of shopping. Grandson came over in the afternoon - staying over. He has county football matches - yesterday and today - some sort of tournament.

    Art bit - fantasy on Roseberry Topping. Hope you all have a great day. Koffy time.

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